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About Sacred Cove Beach in Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Sacred Cove Beach is part of Abalone Cove Shoreline Park in the city of Rancho Palos Verdes. This deep cove is bookended by two prominent points, Portuguese Point and Inspiration Point. Both points have trails on top that go out to their ends for excellent views of the Palos Verdes area, Catalina Island, migrating whales, and the adjacent coves. Some of the trails in the park are open to mountain bikes so consult the map if you want to ride here.

Access to Sacred Cove is via hiking trails from the Abalone Cove Shoreline Park parking lot on Palos Verdes Drive South. The city charges a fee to park there and has strict hours. Unfortunately it’s not a short walk from the parking lot to Sacred Cove. It’s possible to visit the cove by hiking the trails on the way there and then walking back via the road shoulder.

Sacred Cove Beach is mostly rocks, but there are a couple sandy areas. At low tide there are tide pools and incredible sea caves to see at the base of both points.

5970 Palos Verdes Drive South
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Park Name
Abalone Cove Shoreline Park, Abalone Cove Reserve
Other Names
Smuggler's Cove
City Park
Pet Details
No dogs allowed on the beach
Fee for parking
Hiking, Mountain Biking, Tidepooling, Cave Exploration, Whale Watching, Fishing
Trails, Toilets, Tide Pools, Caves, Rock Arch
Map of Sacred Cove Beach
Rancho Palos Verdes, US
3:04 am, April 24, 2024
temperature icon 53°F
L: 53° H: 57°
Feels like 52.02 °F clear sky
Wind gusts: 5 m/s
UV Index: 0
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:11 am
Sunset: 7:31 pm
Humidity 78 %
Pressure1017 mb
Wind 5 m/s

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Abalone Cove Beach

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Abalone Cove Beach can be discovered below the parking lot at Abalone Cove Shoreline Park in the city of...

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